It was a pretty colorful surprise for a Kansas City Police detective when his colleagues covered his Ford Taurus with 4,000 Post-it notes as a prank to mark his 50th birthday.
Detective Stuart Littlefield, a 20-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, admits he deserves this as he is a serial prankster and often the first to cause trouble.
His reaction was pretty upbeat. "Yup, they got me good this time. This was supposed to be a low-key birthday. When you're 50, you don't want anyone to know about it. That kind of blew up in my face," said Littlefield. "I can't tell you exactly what I said, but the gist is, 'Golly, they got me.'"
The pranksters' handiwork is a lovely work of art: color blocking, pink tires, peace signs, and a smiley face.
Littlefield adds, "'Creative' is a word. I can think of another word I can't say on camera since we're talking to the public."
No one has confessed to the prank, and Littlefield has yet to investigate who's behind the prank, but he promises to get them back.
His superiors point out that the stunt was done off the clock and that the pranksters even paid for the materials out of their own pockets.
This is tame as far as pranks go, and Littlefield now has the little papers to organize his to-do lists and short memos.